SWISS DAYBOOK: AFG Arbonia-Forster, Basilea, Evolva and Newron

The group of shareholders that had asked for various proposals to be added to the agenda of the annual general meeting of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG on 29 April 2011 has withdrawn all of these proposals, the company said today.

WHAT TO WATCH: *Bank Sarasin holds its annual shareholder meeting

EQUITIES: *Basilea says new data highlight potential of BAL101553 *AFG Arbonia-Forster says group of shareholders withdraws proposals for AGM *Evolva to buy Abunda Nutrition in share-based deal *Newron raises SF3.5 million in placement

POLITICS & ECONOMY: *Switzerland to sell 3-month bills

MARKETS: *The SMI fell 0.4 percent to close at 6,414.60 *The SPI was little changed at 5,862.34 *The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was little changed at 280.26 *The MSCI Asia-Pacific Index down 0.8 percent at 135 as of 7:35 a.m. in Zurich *Euro -- Franc at 1.3099 as of 7:17 a.m. in Zurich

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